In medicine, pulmonology (aka pneumology) is the specialty that deals with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract. It is called chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonology is generally considered a branch of internal medicine, although it is closely related to intensive care medicine when dealing with patients requiring mechanical ventilation. ...

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Wegener''s Granulomatosis
... WHAT IS WEGENER'S GRANULOMATOSIS? Wegener's granulomatosis is an uncommon disease, in which the blood vessels are inflamed (vasculitis). This inflammation damages important organs of the body ...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Goodpasture''s Syndrome
... Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys. It is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which the body's own defense system reacts against some part of the ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Lung Diseases & Disorders Articles

  • Asthma
    ... Asthma (AZ-muh) is a chronic disease that affects your airways, which are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen)...
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
    ... Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease of babies, which develops most commonly in the first 4 weeks after birth. It mostly occurs in babies who are born more than 4 weeks before th...
  • COPD
    ... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease in which the lung is damaged, making it hard to breathe. In COPD, the airways-the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs-are partl...
  • Every Breath You Take
    ... Preventing and Treating EMPHYSEMA by Carol Lewis We begin life with a breath, and the process continues automatically without a thought. It's only when we can't take a deep breath or, as in Sh...
  • Goodpasture's Syndrome
    ... Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys. It is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which the body's own defense system reacts against some part of the ...
  • Preguntas frecuentes acerca de las enfermedades pulmonares
    ... Los pulmones nos permiten respirar y llevar oxígeno al torrente sanguíneo y a las células de nuestro organismo. En un día normal, respiramos casi 25,000 veces e inhalamos grandes cantidades de aire. E...
  • Preguntas frecuentes acerca del asma
    ... El asma es una enfermedad crónica de los pulmones. Su asma puede ser ligera o grave. Si tiene asma es posible que tenga tos fuerte, sibilancias, una sensación de presión en el pecho y dificultad al re...
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
    ... WHAT IS WEGENER'S GRANULOMATOSIS? Wegener's granulomatosis is an uncommon disease, in which the blood vessels are inflamed (vasculitis). This inflammation damages important organs of the body ...